Join us at SOCAP and Social Finance Forum

As part of our mission to support impact ventures, we’ve secured two opportunities for Canadian organizations to attend major conferences this fall. SOCAP, in San Francisco, and the Social Finance Forum, in Toronto, are separate events that both offer incredible opportunities to network with potential business partners, customers and investors.

At both events, we have sessions on the agenda where impact ventures can pitch directly in front of a live audience. If you’ve got a great impact business to promote, apply now.

Pitch at SOCAP

Sept. 13-16, San Francisco
SOCAP is the largest conference dedicated to the new global market where money meets meaning. It’s an annual forum for impact investors, social entrepreneurs and leaders in social finance to meet and make new connections. MaRS Centre for Impact Investing has secured time on the schedule for a pitch competition where Canadian impact entrepreneurs can showcase their ventures before a live audience. Ventures selected will have access to discounted tickets to SOCAP, but will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation.

Showcase your organization at the Social Finance Forum

Oct. 27-28, Toronto
The Social Finance Forum is the leading impact investing conference in Canada. We have several opportunities for impact ventures to attend and showcase themselves. The package includes floorspace to demonstrate your business and consideration for investor-only pitch opportunities and personal introductions. Bursaries towards the cost of travel may be available.


We’re accepting applications for both opportunities through this quick online form.

To be eligible for consideration, your venture must meet the below criteria. (Applications are open to all eligible businesses, you do not need to be a MaRS client to apply).

  • Be a Canadian incorporated for-profit, not for-profit or cooperative organization
  • Have at least one year operational history
  • Have existing revenues or customers
  • Be able to show demonstrable, measurable impact in target outcome areas
  • Be raising or planning to raise investment capital within the next six months.

Your application must be completed by Aug. 12 for SOCAP or Sept. 10 for the Social Finance Forum scholarships. You can apply for both opportunities at the same time using the online form.